Medical Migration/Brain Drain among Early Career Doctors (ECDs) in Nigeria

  • H.I. Monye
  • Y.F. Hassan
  • L.Q. Olajide
  • D.Y. Buowari
  • U.U. Enebeli
  • T. Selowo
  • V.I. Ogbonna
  • O.O. Omolawal
  • O.O. Adesoye
  • O. Agaja
  • T. Olalere
  • O. Uyilawa
  • O. Adebayo
Keywords: International Migration, Labour migration, Brain drain


Medical migration is an unrelenting global trend. While it may be beneficial to destination countries by helping them sustain their health systems, it may negatively affect the health systems of source countries. Early Career Doctors make up a significant proportion of the health workforce of a country. They are also more mobile and, therefore, more likely to engage in medical migration. In this commentary, we examine the magnitude of the problem, the determining factors, and the impact of this phenomenon with respect to Early Career Doctors in Nigeria to proffer recommendations to alleviate this problem.


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